Bangladesh gains momentum in ODI Series

Bangladesh’s Abdur Razzak, second right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of West Indies’ Darren Bravo, left, during the second one day international cricket match against West Indies in Khulna, Bangladesh, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

Bangladesh won the first and second One-Day International matches in a convincing manner outplaying the West Indies in every category. Bangladesh emerged in the One-Day International series looking fully prepared and equipped after losing the Test series 2-0.

Bangladesh gave a good showing in the Test series particularly with their batsmen but the West Indies fast bowlers Fidel Edwards and Jino Best came back with some super, speedy spells that uprooted the Bangladeshi batting causing the home team to fall apart.

Bangladesh Wins First ODI by 7 Wickets

West Indies scored 199 runs all out in 46-5 overs with Sunil Narine scoring 36, Chris Gayle 35, Darren Bravo 35 and Ravi Rampaul 25.

For Bangladesh Sohag Gazi picked up 4 wickets for 29 runs and Abdur Razzak 3 for 39. Bangladesh scored a whopping 201 runs for 3 wickets from 40.2 overs. Jamim Iqbal scored 58, Naeem Islam 50 and Nasir Hossain 28.

Bangladesh Wins Second ODI by 160 Runs

Bangladesh scored a swashbuckling 292 runs for six wickets off 50 overs in the second ODI match against the West Indies.

Anamul Haque scored 120 runs in fascinating style. Musfiqur Rahim 79 and Mominul Haque 31.

West Indies team was bowled out for 132 runs from 31.1 overs. Abdur Razzak took 3 wickets for 19 runs and Sohag Gazi 3 for 21.

ICC Test Batting Rating

MJ Clarke – 890, S Chanderpaul – 879, JH Kallis – 855, KC Sangakkara – 848, HM Amla – 845, AN Cook – 835, KP Pietersen – 788 and AB de Villiers – 782.

West Indies Weak Areas

In spite of the young, vibrant squad Bangladesh exposes in the One-Day International Series, it is the weak areas of the West Indies that the home team is using to capitalize and gain honors. It is a tactical move by the Bangladeshi bowlers and batsmen that gave them back to back victories.

West Indies Captain Darren Sammy ought to do something different in order to win the ODI. The wickets are flat and if Bangladesh can score 292 why the West Indies cannot get in the runs spree as well?

he West Indies team has to modify its strategy and take the initiative early. Losing by 7 wickets and on a second occasion by 160 runs seem unacceptable under those conditions especially considering the overall strength of the West Indies team.

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